Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Addressing the urgent challenges we face in air and water quality, human health, climate change, as well as green technology through the integration of research, education, and outreach.

Welcome to AirUCI

AirUCI is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) located at the University of California, Irvine. We are a multidisciplinary environmental research team dedicated to understanding and solving issues related to air pollution, climate change, water quality, and green technology — locally and globally — and their effects on human health and well-being.

To achieve these ambitious goals, our world-renowned research group has come together to form an integrated team of researchers, engineers, and health scientists whose focus is to elucidate the fundamental science and impacts of pollution, energy, and climate change and their effects on society and on our planet.

Our award-winning team conducts collaborative, fundamental research into the critical environmental and associated health issues of our time, using cutting-edge technology and scientific and engineering approaches that are state-of-the-art.

Simulations of
Air / Water
Pollution & Climate

Processes, &

Energy Sources
& Pollutant



News Flash

Thu, 02/14/2019
AirUCI faculty Scott Samuelsen's APEP group conducted a research project on how ordinary households interact with electricity and smart devices, and this study is cited in an article at...
Thu, 02/07/2019
The 2019 recipient of the Jim Pitts Undergraduate Memorial Award is Nihal Idris, a Chemistry major set to graduate in June, 2019.  Nihal stood out among the nominees for her determination and...
Wed, 02/06/2019
On February 6th, AirUCI faculty Prof. Michael Kleinman and graduate student Brenna Biggs will serve as judges in the Irvine Unified School District's 38th annual science fair.  Judges review...

Event Announcements

Wed, 02/20/2019
AirUCI co-Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, along with grad students Allison Vander Wall and Annie Rohrbacher from her research group, will give a presentation at University High School in Irvine on...
Fri, 02/22/2019
Grad students and above are invited to attend Game Night, hosted by AirUCI’s chapter of AAAR.  It will be held from 3:30 - 6 pm next Friday, February 22nd in Rowland Hall room 390. ...
Tue, 04/09/2019
On Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 3.30 pm, a Pchem seminar will be presented by Prof. Hind Al-Abadleh, AirUCI's Fulbright visiting chair from Wilfred Laurier University in Canada.  The talk will...